Current Affairs Quiz: June 26, 2017

Current Affairs Quiz 26 June 2017 

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  1. What was the gross fiscal deficits of all the states in India in 2015-16 as per RBI?
    A) Rs 4,91,020 crore
    B) Rs 4,90,020 crore
    C) Rs 4,93,360 crore
    D) Rs 4,94,030 crore
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : The gross fiscal deficits of all the states skyrocketed to 4,93,360 crore Rupee in the last fiscal from the 18,790 crore rupee in the financial year 1991. Most populous state Uttar Pradesh and the largest Rajasthan lead the list of states with highest deficit.
  2. Who will replace Vikram Limaye as MD and CEO of IDFC Bank w.e.f July 17, 2017?
    A) P. S. Jayakumar
    B) Sunil Kakar
    C) Rakesh Sharma
    D) Jatinder Bir Singh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : IDFC Bank announced the elevation of its CFO Sunil Kakar as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the company with effect from July 17 for three years.
  3. Which Bollywood actress has recently been roped in as the brand ambassador of Skill India campaign?
    A) Deepika Padukone
    B) Alia Bhatt
    C) Sonam Kapoor
    D) Priyanka Chopra
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : National Skill Development Corporation has roped in Priyanka Chopra as an ambassador for the Skill India campaign.
  4. India and Portugal will launch a Joint science fund with a total outlay of?
    A) Euro 2 million
    B) Euro 4 million
    C) Euro 6 million
    D) Euro 8 million
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Total- Euro 4 million [India- Euro 2 million + Portugal- Euro 2 million]
  5. Who is the Prime Minister of Portual?
    A) Antonio Costa
    B) Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa
    C) Passos Coelho
    D) José Sócrates
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : Prime Minister Narendra Modi presented the Overseas Citizen of India card to Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa, who traces his routes to Goa.
  6. Name the startup portal launched by India and Portugal.
    A) PISIP
    B) IPSIP
    C) IPISH
    D) PIISH
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : India-Portugal International StartUp Hub (IPISH)
  7. Recently Home Ministry has ruled that Aadhaar is not a valid identification document for Indians travelling to which two countries?
    A) Nepal and Pakistan
    B) Nepal and Bhutan
    C) Bhutan and Myanmar
    D) Bhutan and Sri Lanka
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Home Ministry has said the Aadhaar is not a valid identification document for Indians travelling to Nepal and Bhutan.
  8. As per the ASSOCHAM report titled ‘Waste Management in India: Shifting Gears,’ volume of waste generation will grow by ____ per cent per year.
    A) 2%
    B) 5%
    C) 10%
    D) 12%
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : As per a previous estimate, by 2050 about 50 per cent of India’s population will be living in urban areas, and the volume of waste generation will grow by 5 per cent per year.
    The report has been jointly conducted by ASSOCHAM and global consulting firm PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers)
  9. Venkaiah Naidu inagurated the ‘Homes For All’ property show was organized in which city?
    A) Jaipur
    B) Hyderabad
    C) Ahmedabad
    D) Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Union Minister for Urban Development, Housing and Poverty Alleviation Venkaiah Naidu inagurated the ‘Homes For All’ property show organized by Ahmedabad Municipal corporation and GIHED CREDAI today in Ahmedabad.
  10. An incubation centre for biotechnology start-ups is to be set up at the CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology in Hyderabad under the Atal Innovation Mission. What is the maximum grant-in-aid that Atal Innovation Mission will provide to each such center?
    A) Rs 5 crore
    B) Rs 20 crore
    C) Rs 10 crore
    D) Rs 50 crore
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : AIM will provide a grant-in-aid of upto Rs. 10 crore for a maximum period of 5 years to cover the capital and operational expenditures to establish the AIC.
  11. Which firm has launched ‘Safe India’ campaign to drive responsible usage of mobile phones?
    A) Microsoft
    B) Samsung
    C) Facebook
    D) Wipro
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Samsung India is supporting the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways’ drive to reduce road accidents, especially those that happen due to irresponsible usage of mobile phones, including taking selfies on the road. A nationwide campaign ‘Safe India’ to sensitize people about responsible use of mobile phones while on the road was unveiled.
  12. Amey Naik has recently won Yuva Puraskar 2017 of Sahitya Akademi for poem in which language?
    A) Hindi
    B) Gujarati
    C) Konkani
    D) Marathi
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Yuva Puraskar 2017: Amey Naik (For his Konkani poetry collection ‘Mog Dot Com’.)
  13. Which movie has won the Best Action Movie at Shanghai International Film Fest?
    A) Dangal
    B) Sultan
    C) Dishoom
    D) Shivaay
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Sultan; Director- Ali Abbas Zafar.
  14. Who has won the Sportsperson of the Year Award by SJFI?
    A) P V Sindhu
    B) Virat Kohli
    C) Kidambi Srikanth
    D) Sakshi Malik
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : The Sports Journalists Federation of India (SJFI), at its annual general meeting on Sunday, decided to confer the best Sportsperson of the Year Award on the ace shuttler and Rio Olympics silver medallist P V Sindhu.
  15. Who has won the 2017 Australian Open Super Series title?
    A) Chen Long
    B) Lee Chong Wei
    C) B. Sai Praneeth
    D) Kidambi Srikanth
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : Kidambi Srikanth defeated Chen Long
  16. Gerry Weber Open is related to which sports?
    A) Badminton
    B) Tennis
    C) Golf
    D) Football
    View Answer
    Option B
  17. Who has won the 2017 Gerry Weber Open?
    A) Alexander Zverev
    B) Rafael Nadal
    C) Roger Federer
    D) Andy Murray
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Swiss maestro Roger Federer on Sunday came out with a ruthless performance against Alexander Zverev in straight sets to win the men’s singles title of the 25th Gerry Weber Open.
  18. Who has won the 2017 Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix?
    A) Daniel Ricciardo
    B) Sebastian Vettel
    C) Lewis Hamilton
    D) Valtteri Bottas
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo (Australian) profited from the chaos to win the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on Sunday, while Sebastian Vettel extended his championship lead over Lewis Hamilton.
  19. Ankush Dahiya is related to which sports?
    A) Badminton
    B) Tennis
    C) Boxing
    D) Shooting
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Young Indian boxer Ankush Dahiya won the gold medal in the 60 kg weight category at the Ulaanbaatar Cup in Mongolia. 19-year-old Ankush defeated Korean Man Choe Chol in the finals.
  20. Who has won the Aegon Classic Tennis final?
    A) Ashleigh Barty
    B) Petra Kvitova
    C) Serena Williams
    D) Eugenie Bouchard
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova beat Ashleigh Barty 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 Sunday in the Aegon Classic final
  21. Who is the author of the book ‘The Emergency-Indian Democracy’s Darkest Hour’?
    A) M. Venkaiah Naidu
    B) S. Dheeraj Singh
    C) A. Surya Prakash
    D) P. Pritam Kumar
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting Venkaiah Naidu launched a book titled ‘The Emergency-Indian Democracy’s Darkest Hour’ written by A. Surya Prakash, chairman Prasar Bharati Board.
  22. What was the theme of Day of the Seafarer (DotS) observed by International Maritime Organisation (IMO) on June 25, 2017?
    A) Seafarers Winner
    B) Seafarers Perform
    C) Seafarers Important
    D) Seafarers Matter
    View Answer
    Option D

Current Affairs Quiz from Today’s Newspaper (26 June 2017) – The Indian Express

  1. Where is the headquarters of World Taekwondo located?
    A) Lausanne
    B) Seoul
    C) Kuala Lumpur
    D) Zürich,
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : The World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) has changed its name to World Taekwondo.
    Headquarters- Seoul, South Korea
  2. Musi River flows through which state?
    A) Odisha
    B) Maharashtra
    C) Telangana
    D) Kerala
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : ₹ 1,500 cr to be raised for Musi river development
  3. Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports will organize how many Slum Yuva Runs?
    A) 5
    B) 7
    C) 9
    D) 11
    View Answer
    Option D
  4. Sabarimala Sree Ayyappa Temple is located in which state?
    A) Karnataka
    B) Kerala
    C) Tamil Nadu
    D) Maharashtra
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
    The base (panchavargathara) of the new golden temple mast installed at Sabarimala Ayyappa temple on Sunday was found destroyed using mercury.

 

 

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